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Bright Goddess of the Corn

She is PARVATI in innocent and unmarried mode before getting hitched with SHIVA. As such she is popular with young ladies who are eager for virtuous husbands.

When SHIVA spurned her original advances, she decided to renounce the transient silliness of life and become an ascetic like him. A dark, somber figure, she ended up skulking in a forest in miserable mode.

This was not getting her very far. So BRAHMA decided to cheer her up. He transformed her into a dazzling blonde. And not just her hair. He turned her skin bright yellow.

No-one can be miserable for long with gleaming golden skin, so she bounded off to become a Goddess of Corn for a while before settling down to those morose austerities again. Everyone needs a vacation now and again.

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Article last updated on 09 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : GAURI(2)
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 143

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